Independence Day Resurgence

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Explosions, land marks crumbling, and catchy lines to keep the audience interested. What we all love in summer blockbusters. This is something that Independence Day: Resurgence had, but still fell short to deliver a good story. Not going into the film expecting an Oscar worthy experience, I love to go to these types of films to turn my brain off and look at the fun-filled action take place. But by the way the tone of the film was delivered, it was very easy to lose interest in the story.

Something that the film did succeed in was the effect of destruction, taking it up a notch by adding a bit more of a worry for the characters and their attempt to save the world. Other than that, nothing else seemed to really work with the film. The way it was presented, the plot seemed to be all over the place and there was a sense of rewrite, given that Will Smith, the star of the original film, wasn’t going to make an appearance. About half-way into the film, I found myself losing complete interest  in what was going on.

The portrayal of each character didn’t live up to the potential that it should have, given that there isn’t any concern for any of the characters or what may happen to them. Overall, I was excited to see the movie because of my love for the first one. However, it was a huge disappointment given by the way it ended, with them wanting to take the fight to the aliens across the galaxy. I found myself wishing they don’t make another one.

I would rate this film 2/5.

Dewayne Edwards covers television and film for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @ProPizza94

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